Pneumonia Poses Risk In Long Term Care Facilities

Pneumonia Poses Risk In Long Term Care Facilities

Nursing home residents are often in close quarters, and despite how healthy they are when they enter, they are at a higher risk of developing infections when they are in the facility. Pneumonia is one of the most common, and is one of the highest causes of disease and mortality in nursing homes across the country.

Infectious Disease

Pneumonia is an infection within the lungs that is caused by either bacteria or a virus, and results in a number of different health problems. The infection is inhaled …

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Saving for Retirement Means Prioritizing

Saving for Retirement Means Prioritizing

The retirement crisis in the United States is all over the news, but most people still haven’t saved enough to support themselves throughout retirement.

Key to a Secure Retirement

We all want a happy, stress-free retirement, but how do we go about attaining that? Many people, especially in current economic times, believe that limited income dissolves the ability to adequately save for retirement. However, with careful planning, any one can put money towards their retirement and end up with a lump sum over time. One man from Georgia …

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Texas Attorney General Pushes to Close Unlicensed Care Facilities

Texas Attorney General Pushes to Close Unlicensed Care Facilities

The state of Texas is currently working to close several unlicensed assisted living facilities.

Care Setting

The closure was reported recently regarding these facilities, which are self-designated as assisted living facilities, are not by any means the idyllic image of a long term care setting. Instead, they are often residential homes that do not provide the necessary services. It is important that consumers be aware of what type of place they are sending their loved ones.

Too often, people choose the first long term care facility they hear about …

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October is National Residents’ Rights Month

October is National Residents’ Rights Month

October is National Nursing Home Residents’ Rights Month and this year the theme is “Speak Out Against Elder Abuse!”

Long Term Care Residents

Residents’ Rights Month celebrates the rights of each and every person living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, and all other long term care settings. This month, organizations are encouraging and educating people to speak out against elder abuse and help bring attention to any issues they observe in a long term care environment.

Unfortunately, elder abuse can often be hard to identify, especially …

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Plan Ahead for Long Term Care

Plan Ahead for Long Term Care

Have you considered what you will do if you ever suffer a bad fall or are diagnosed with dementia? If you need long term care, how will you pay for it?

Many people don’t think about this type of scenario early enough and are not financially prepared to pay the costs out of pocket when the time comes. The risk that you will need long term care is fairly high, and the risk only increases as you age.

Addressing the Cost

Long term care isn’t just reserved for …

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Can Pets Help the Elderly?

Can Pets Help the Elderly?